** I will personally match gifts up to $500. PLUS, if you donate before Sept 30, the Harper Family Foundation will match too! That's tripling your impact with just a few clicks! **
Welcome to my fundraising page! For those who don't know, I despise running. In middle school, I joined a family-friendly cross country team. One mile later, I collapsed to the ground and the coach asked me if I had a medical condition... which I didn't. Fast forward a decade, and I wasn't much better.
This is all about to change on OCTOBER 4, 2020, when I run 13.1 miles. Most official races are cancelled due to COVID, so I'm creating my own.
I'm running in recognition of two things:
1. My mother, Lori Yeh, who would have celebrated her 60th birthday on October 5. When my mom was diagnosed with leukemia, we knew her only path to a cure was through a bone marrow transplant. None of her four children were appropriate donors, so we turned to Be The Match. My mom never made it to transplant, but an anonymous donor on the registry stepped up and was ready to give her life-saving marrow. We are so grateful.
2. The one year anniversary of receiving my first assignment in the Foreign Service. My mom always supported my goal of becoming a U.S. diplomat. On October 4, 2019, I recieved my dream assignment of Guatemala City. While the COVID pandemic has delayed my deployment, I am still so excited to represent my beloved country abroad. Let's celebrate!
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